Publication Date: January 2009
Publisher: Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies
Author(s): Miriam Bodian; Miriam Bodian
Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions
Keywords: History; Religion; Sephardic Jews; Judaic Studies
The author describes how Inquisition documents can serve to corroborate and/or contradict stories of crypto-Jewish martyrdom that circulated in the Portuguese-Jewish diaspora. She examines one particular story in order to illuminate the discussion. Besides confirming names and dates of martyrdoms referenced in crypto-Jewish lore, the author notes, Inquisition documents can also confirm that some crypto-Jewish martyrs posessed enough theological knowledge to acquit themselves well in theological debates with Inquisitors.
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